By: Maddie Mo

the material

Mindset by Carol Dweck is a highly recommended book because it shows the readers different aspects of people with the different mindsets. It is an excellent book for educators as well because it describes and gives tips to teach students with the different mindsets so the teachers can help the students to their greatest achievements. The two different mindsets students or people can have are fixed and growth. Fixed is described as people believe they have basic qualities, example as intelligence or talent, are just their traits.They focus time on writing down their intelligence or talent instead of developing them. On the other side Growth Mindset is people who like to see their abilities with dedication and hard work. It developed a passion of learning.


Carol Dweck amazing book Mindset is over the two different mindsets people we live with and share our lives with have. Her research can prove in the text that you read about the differences of the two mindsets and how to coup with them both.

"A fixed mindset comes from the belief that your qualities are carved in stone – who you are is who you are, period. Characteristics such as intelligence, personality, and creativity are fixed traits, rather than something that can be developed.

A growth mindset comes from the belief that your basic qualities are things you can cultivate through effort. Yes, people differ greatly – in aptitude, talents, interests, or temperaments – but everyone can change and grow through application and experience." (Alex Vermeer).

Useful in classrooms

Classrooms could easily enforce/use these skills they learn into the instructors lesson plans. Each kid is different and learns at a different rate, time, and their mindsets either hold them back or push them further. Until the teacher realizes which mindset they have and applies skills and thinking to their lesson plan to help the student further achieve in life during the beginning of their education.

Q & A

How early in a child life can you know their mindset?

* there is no telling exactly when you'll figure out figuring every child is different. You can however start noticing how they learn best when they first start doing things on their own.

Can everyone be just one mindset?

* No one is assigned to just one thing their whole life and have to stick to being the same. People change but mindsets don't get changed so easily. they way someone learns will more than likely be the same way they learn for the rest of their lives. However in some cases they may change to a different mindset in certain aspects of their control.